Below is the film screening schedule. I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO, Monday, April 15 6-9 pm LA CHINOISE, Wednesday, April 17 7-10 pm LOVERS FOR A DAY Wednesday, April 24 7-10 pm FOUR DAYS IN FRANCE Friday, April 26 6-9 pm BIG BAD FOX AND OTHER TALES, Sunday, April 28 6-9 pm NOCTURAMA Monday, April 29 6-9 pm The Festival will launch with a screening of Peck’s I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO, a “brilliant documentary on racism in America is an essential work for our era, drawing a clear line from the Civil Rights struggle to today’s Black Lives Matter movement.” Less than 6% of the students enrolled at WTAMU are African American, and it is easy for those students to feel isolated, and easy for the largely white student body to overlook the history of the Civil Rights movement. I feel that Peck’s masterpiece will help bridge those discrepancies and foster a greater sense of understanding for that period in American history. Godard’s classic, LA CHINOISE, will establish for our attendees the history of French cinema’s rebellion against Hollywood conventions (e.g. the lack of narrative unity, use of discontinuity editing, ambiguous character motivations, location shooting, extended shots and scenes, etc.). Garrel’s 2 L’AMANT D’UN JOUR questions how to love, be loved and overcome the inevitable disappointment when betrayal occurs.is a quirky, French comedy that works within and challenges the Hollywood Rom-Com formula. The film’s intimate focus on realistic conversation and cinematic techniques makes it reminiscent of the French New Wave films. Reybaud’s JOURS DE FRANCE eschews conventional narrative development, while telling the story of Pierre, a gay Parisian who decides to “leave his life behind to cruise the backroads of the provinces...using Grinder as a GPS,” will both challenge our conservative student body while appealing to our Buff Allies, a group of staff, faculty, and students who are committed to creating a safe campus for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, and asexual (LGBTQIA) members of the WTAMU community. LE GRAND MÉCHANT RENARD ET AUTRES CONTES, a delightful film whose animation style and storytelling differ greatly from American animation. We believe that showing foreign animated films as part of our festival will generate rich discussion, as students grapple with their feelings toward animated features that diverge from and even work against the Disney formula. Finally, Bonello’s NOCTURAMA is an “open-ended investigation of the frustrations and demands of the generation coming of age in 2018.”We plan on using the film to open a discussion about social criticism and its use as a critical lens through with to interpret the lives of characters within the film and find a larger meaning behind the work. Tournées Film Festival is a program of the FACE Foundation, in partnership with the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, which aims to bring French cinema to American colleges and university campuses. Our objective in providing nearly $200,000 in Tournées Film Festival grants every year is to fund festival endeavors that can eventually become permanent and self-sustaining.